Level 2: Counselling Skills Course

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Are you interested in developing your interpersonal skills or starting your journey to become a counsellor?

Then this course is for you.

Our course material is designed to provide students with the fundamental information, skills, and competences required to better understand the counselling role. You will learn necessary counselling techniques and how to demonstrate or apply them, in a variety of settings and positions, both ethically and in a safe manner.

This course is also an opportunity to develop and improve both personal and professional relationships. It can also help assist you in gaining employment in a supporting role and to enhance your skills.


Our Level 2 course is led by qualified and experienced counsellors, and it is classroom-based. We believe this to be an important aspect, because the in-person element will enable you to understand the nuances of in-person counselling. It will also enable classmates to have open discussions regarding experiences, counselling approaches, and enhance the ability to socialise and practice with peers. The course will have a strong focus on interactive learning which will involve group work and practice skills.


The training involves learning about utilising counselling within a helping role as well as learning about yourself. A significant aspect of the course is personal development, and as part of this course you will be required to submit a journal every week and discuss your growth.


In order to conclude your training, you are required to complete a candidate portfolio which includes:

Reflective journals

Group projects

Counselling skills assessment


Why chose Basecamp?

If you decide to study this course with us at Basecamp you will have the opportunity to continue your journey through to Level 4 and the unique possibility of trainee placement here with us at our counselling service.

When students reach level 4 its is expected that they find placement to acquire their training hours, and often before being accepted to start the course. Finding placement can be stressful and time consuming, when trying to concentrate on your academic work.

By continuing to train with us, you have an exclusive opportunity to avoid the hassle of finding placement and this will enable a smoother transition into becoming a qualified counsellor.



You may have noticed when researching available courses that when seeking the right course, it is important that they are accredited by an awarding counselling body.

There are a few awarding bodies, and care must be taken to ensure that once you enrol at one level you can use this qualification to move to the next level.

Also ensure that the qualification is transferable should you decide to change training provider.

Basecamp is a registered training centre with the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). This means we adhere to their training standards by ensuring. 


This evening course which will run from 5.30pm – 8.30pm, one day a week for 30 weeks.

The only requirement we have is that you will need to be aged 18 or over.

Course information

Wednesdays (5.30 pm – 8.30 pm)
Start Date: 3rd April 2024

End Date: 6th November 2024

Course sessions will be taught in person at:
The Green Room 
Unit 1, Thomas Street, Chepstow, NP16 5DH

The course costs £435 (inclusive of CPCAB registration fees)
There is a £150 deposit that needs to be paid within a month of the start of the course to secure your place.

Payment Options:
(option 1) Full payment is due on the first day of the course: 3rd April.
(option 2) Deposit +
 2 instalments of £100 due on: 3rd April and  5th June. The further final instalment of £85 on: 7th August.

Please note:  The course may be subject to cancellation if there are insufficient participants in attendance.